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Connected Communities: Lessons from Dubai and Canada

Connected Communities: Lessons from Dubai and Canada
Events > Connected Communities: Lessons from Dubai and Canada
When 9 March, 2021, 6 PM-7 PM
Smart Dubai and the Trade Commissioner Service at the Consulate General of Canada in Dubai are pleased to invite you to attend “Connected Communities: Lessons from Dubai and Canada”, a webinar organized by the Smart Cities Global Network in partnership with the Canadian Business Council of Dubai (CBC) and the Canada Arab Business Council (CABC).


The one-hour webinar will feature industry experts from Dubai and Canada who will showcase current approaches to connected communities and people-centric smart cities, particularly how technology is influencing citizen wellbeing and the subsequent social and economic impacts of connected cities; in addition, the webinar will explore the latest innovations in digital health, AI and citizen engagement.

Event Agenda

6:00pm - 6:02pm  WEBINAR OPENING

Moderator: Daniele Haddad, Trade Commissioner and Head of Innovation Unit, Consulate General of Canada in Dubai

6:02pm - 6:05pm WELCOME REMARKS

• H.E. Younus Al Nasser, Assistant Director General, Smart Dubai, and CEO, Dubai Data Establishment

6:05pm - 6:08pm WELCOME REMARKS

• H.E. Jean-Philippe Linteau, Consul General of Canada to Dubai & the Northern Emirates

6:08pm - 6:18pm KEYNOTE

• Lawrence Eta, Chief Technology Officer, City of Toronto 

 6:18pm - 6:28pm PRESENTATION: How Digital Technologies Influence Citizen Wellbeing 

• Dr. Ali Alazzawi, City Experience Advisor, Smart Dubai

  6:28pm - 6:38pm ARMCHAIR DISCUSSION: The Digital Health Journey and Population Wellness Through The Smart Initiatives Lens

 • Charbel Ghannoum, Senior Director, Telus

• Ghazi Atallah, CEO, NXN 

6:38pm - 6:48pm  PRESENTATION: Citizen Engagement: AI For The Public Sector

 • Fadi Honein, Vice President Middle East, OpenText

6:48pm- 6:58pm PRESENTATION: RESPONSIBLE INNOVATION IN CANADA AND BEYOND: Understanding And Improving The Social Impacts Of Technology

• Faun Rice, Senior Research and Policy Analyst, Information and Communications Council of Canada (ICTC)

• Mairead Matthews, Research and Policy Analyst, ICTC  WRAP-UP Moderator 6:58pm - 7:00pm


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